The high incidences of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain to be one of the leading health issues facing the residents of Alliance, OH. According to the County Health Rankings for STDs in Ohio, Alliance City reported cases of 476.4 per 100,000 persons and 140.8 per 100,000 persons of Chlamydia and gonorrhea respectively in 2017. According to data from CDC, prevalence rate of syphilis that year was 2.4 cases per 100,000 persons.
More cases of chlamydia were reported in northeast Stark County in 2018. With a rate of 528 cases per 100,000 individuals, 2,825 residents were diagnosed with the STD.
Surveillance data from CDC showed that there were 1,069 cases of gonorrhea in 2015 in northeast Stark County. 2016 had 348 more incidences of the STD in the county—and the trend was rising sharply.
The HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs in northeast Stark County are dead set on preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Alliance, OH. For years now, they avail testing and treatment services to people living within the region. They also offer evidence-based education on how one can protect themselves from getting STIs.
You may go to Alliance City Health Department to access STD/HIV tests. Another option for you to get tested for STIs is the Planned Parenthood Health Center.
While you may find free STD testing services being offered at some health facilities, they may only cover common STDs, like HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
These facilities may also look at your income to determine if you are eligible for free STD testing services. Also you might have to endure long wait times, unavailability of multi-payment options, and unavailability of doctors on phone.